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What the Devil won't tell you

Grijalva keeps resisting in Southwestern Arizona

The unabashedly liberal Democrat’s roots have gone through the caliche and into the bedrock of Southern Arizona politics but every two years the right thinks Raul Grijalva's about to go down. Wednesday's debate didn't bolster their hopes.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Register to vote now, to help Make America Boring Again

People who don't vote tend to be younger, and have lower incomes than those who do. Voters tend to be less Latino than non-voters. That's why elected officials feel free to ignore them. Change that: the voter registration deadline is July 30.... Read more»

The Sandbox

Sandbox: Which primaries are worth paying attention to?

Democratic activist Ted Prezelski and Republican consultant Sam Stone rate the best and worst local primary campaigns in the initial installment of The Sandbox.... Read more»14

Guest opinion

No contest for some in mayoral race

How does the media judge whether or not a wingnut candidate is worth covering? How do you set a standard for genuinely bat guano crazy, but don't eliminate a candidate with odd-sounding ideas that, although out of the mainstream, are worth discussing?... Read more»

Guest opinion

Adios, Joe: The electoral history of Joe Sweeney

The man who brought a whole new dimension to the phrase "perennial candidate," Joe Sweeney, passed away this weekend. He leaves behind a record of futility that is likely unmatched in electoral records anywhere in the country.... Read more»5